About…

(Oh, this is one of my first blogs that I just cut and paste to not rehash anything haha….  I know some people won’t scroll down to the beginning including myself lol.  Well enjoy and thanks for putting me in your thoughts just for a brief moment in time by visiting my page.  It’s an honor I truly hold dear, real talk).

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Everyone….Greetings….

I am trying to rapid fire these entries now so with that being said (or type) let me do a formal introduction of myself.

I was born and raise in St. Louis, MO. Graduated from Normandy High school in 1993. Son to Willie and Betty Daniel; greatest parents in the world (IMHO). I have a beautiful 2yr old daughter Ziona who has two great parents who care for her dearly. I have one brother C. M. Daniel who has a beautiful family including two lovely girls. Oh, back to school; I participated in numerous programs (Junior Achievement, Metropolitan Leadership Program, Bridge Science and Math Academy, etc…,) as well as ran track for four years (senior year wrestle for the wrestling team). Attended St. Louis University and graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice in 1998 (work in two internships with St. Louis City Police Narcotics and Federal US Marshal Service EAST St. Louis Office). During my time at St. Louis University I ran for the Cross Country and Track team. Also I work on a lot of political campaigns for Rev. Everett R. Thomas (mostly in the field passing out fliers, talking with people, etc…) in his runs for Mayor of Northwoods, State Rep., and Normandy School Board.

Then I began to work in the world; first as a community organizer for ACORN. I had disagreements with how this particular branch was operating under the leadership of the then program manager so I left. I then work as a child care worker for Epworth Children’s Home and Evangelical Children’s Home (lock down unit; secondary detention). For a year or so I work at both residential facilities. From then I work for the Department of Social Services; Division of Family Services (later Children’s Division). For the first six and a half years I was a Protective Investigator for child abuse and neglect (even work for Florida’s Dept. of Children and Families from 2000-2001 as a Protective Investigator where I received a certification in Investigations from the state of Florida). For the last two years I was promoted to the position of Intensive In-Home services case manager in which this time I help preserved the family unit instead of investigating them with the possible removal of children. In 2008 I moved to the Washington DC area and worked for the first 4 months as a case manager for Community Connections in the Mental Health field (SE DC). After that I began to work for Fairfax Juvenile Domestic Court in the detention center. Then I, well I am currently work as a case manager for the Post-Depositional Program (BETA)…

whew….

I forgot to add during my time in Missouri was work in a lot of grassroot movements (Better Family Life) and was a shop steward for Local CSW 6355. I participated in numerous protests, marches, well anything that would help improve the unfair conditions of people. Also during this time I started writing more, a lot more.

It started with poetry and to short stories (wrote poems in middle school, skip high school and started back in college). I spoke a poetry readings (met great poets MK Stallings well knew him and the family for many years lol and Shareca “Sheabrown” Pitts), participated in a poetry slam (that was fun and nerve-racking at the same time) and began working with Joel Charles and F. Kenneth Taylor on the foundations of ShadowKill. With the help of Leonard Taylor III (great artist and creative mind in comic book fiction) we produced Shadowkill (www.xlibris.com/shadowkill) in 2008. In 2009 I published Avenging Knights “Rebirth of Lost Honor” (www.iuniverse.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnobles.com). This was a special moment due to me and a childhood friend Everett R. Thomas created Avenging Knights in elementary school with drawings and crazy looking comic books. Yah bless for giving me the opportunity to put this out and look forward for a second book on Avenging Knights…some where in the near future.  Also “Shadow Within a City” is currently out as well if you love anti-utopian fiction (I sure in the hell do!))

Well that’s my introduction piece for now. To be honest I’m glad to have that over with due to I really hate talking about myself. Look at it this way, I am the guy who doesn’t care for personal birthday parties due to being the center of attention (yes I might be odd but oh well).

Well, until next time…….

more ramblings lol. Lol……

yes lol…

 

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111 comments on “About…

  1. Thank you so much for liking my very first post on my very first blog. You were the first person to do so and you made my day!! 🙂 I would love you to read more of my upcoming posts. Anyway..thanks. 🙂

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I look forward to coming back to yours and reading more poems.

    All the best,
    Ky. 🙂

  3. Thanks for visiting the cosmic pilgrim! Happy you liked it..
    ….you have a very enjoyable blog…very good writing….look forward to reading your posts

    • much appreciated and thank you very much. i enjoy yours as well, for the same reasons you honor me with. con’t the good writing, i will stop through from time to time; drinking coffee, listen to miles and smoking a cigarillo…

      • Lololo…..i could do without the cigars!….but to enjoy every moment i live, write and eat is a blessing thatI have taken for granted many times…too many times….I find myself actually licking my wounds and keeping them present, even though I thought that I had forgiven some things and moved on….no one can be with their head stuck “in their baggage ” and still truly enjoy the “now”….you know, kgbethlehem, nothing is random and everything happens for a purpose….I REALLY needed to be reminded of this right now, to enjoy every moment…..thanks, my friend…. I will, and I wish the same for you!

      • wow, no doubt and i agree with you very much. true words and if we all can hold true to how you go through life the term “live and let live” will be more apparent and people can just relax and deal with reality. that’s enough for a person lol. good mantra to live by souljah. be easy, will talk soon

  4. KG, You have stopped by my Blog more than once and have liked a variety of my posts. I do so appreciate your visits and the likes. Hopefully I will continue create posts that you like. Thank you again for visiting. Take care, Bill

  5. Thank you for posting again on my latest novel, on Mick’s Rejects – “For this very purpose.” Winding it up in a few more chapters. I hope you find the ending satisfactory.

  6. Just now finding you, thank you for the like on my own post; well the one found at JPriceHiggins. Anyway, I loved your comment about books and your writing.

  7. Thanks for visiting and liking my blog on a regular basis. Very much appreciated! Good luck with all your ventures and interests. You are very ambitious and interested in a lot of things!

  8. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

  9. Thanks for the like on my blog. Wow, you have written about a lot of things. Much to explore here. BTW, I too grew up in St. Louis…and my dad graduated from Normandy. In fact, my grandparents’ house was taken/bought by eminent domain to build the “new” Normandy H.S. That would have been late ’60s, I think. It’s a small world!

    • Thank you and very much appreciate your words. Wow, yes indeed it is a small world. me and my brother graduate from there as well (93 & 87). My “Pops” worked there as a security guard for over 30 yrs. Indeed it is a small world.

      Sorry to hear about the eminent domain; i know it was a long time ago but still i dislike, well almost hate the use of it. but that is another topic for a another day/posting. I will check out your blog some more, again thanks and feel free to stop by anytime..

  10. Thanks for the follow, KG! Looking forward to reading your work, especially your poetry.
    Drop in to my “Randa Lane…” haiku blog anytime. I’d love to get your comments. 🙂

    Ron

  11. Hello KG, thanks for your like of my post from Zamyatin. Reading your blog, I can see a connection – where others see the mundane, you see the mystery. Congratulations on your honesty and best wishes. Phil Stanfield.

  12. Thanks for supporting my first published book. A long time coming and it feels good to have it real and not just swirling around in my head. Hope you will follow my blog occasionally urweltchronicles.com. Gussie

  13. Pingback: KGBETHLEHEM | THOUGHTS OF A POET IN THE RAIN

  14. Thanks for the follow, and liking my first-ever attempt at a book review.
    I hope to have more of them soon, amid whatever other writing material I come up with. 😉

    Incidentally, the link at the top of this page seems to have acquired an extra “http” in the address.
    It is possible to visit the link by copying the whole thing and then deleting that extra bit as I go, but the link doesn’t work as is, and attempting to visit it as is merely takes me to a search engine with an error message.

  15. Hello – Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate the fact that you shared some of your background and interests and am glad to know that you like poetry, which is my primary form of writing for the moment. I look forward to reading more of the poetry and writings from various sources here.

    • Thank you very much for those kind words. Yes i “peeped” your poetry. That made me want to follow you, nice work. I am also looking forward to reading more works by you!

  16. I am glad that I read your entire ‘about’. You sound like a very talented and caring person. I am looking forward to checking out your published work and more of your blog 🙂 Thank-you for sharing so much about yourself, and thank-you for doing so much to help others in your day job. You have served in some very demanding fields. 🙂

  17. Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for following my blog! It’s wonderful to read the accomplishments that you’ve made in your career. Kudos! It sounds as if you have a loving family, and are blessed in this chaotic world. Keep up the wonderful work. Children are our future, we need to do all we possibly can to save them, and keep them safe. Blessings and peace.

  18. ! 🙂

    I’m not good at keeping in touch…wanted you to know how much I appreciate you following my work.

    I’ll pass by here again.

    Ellespeth

  19. Thanks for the like. We are both St. Louis people! Some of my cousins went to Normandy. But I’m much older than you are. 😦

    I like your energy! Also your drawing style. Keep on, keep on.

    • Hey appreciate it! Thanks for stopping by, STL, Midwest, CARDINALS!! You get the idea. :o). Oh the drawings are by other people; namely Kevin Ray and Joel “Yoel” Charles of St. Louis. I can only draw stick figures lol

  20. A friend of mine really likes the image of Jimmy Baldwin and Nina Simone (with him looking at a piece of paper and smiling). Can you tell me what the source of that image is? It’s too tiny to do much with in its current digital form. Thanks!

    James Webb Mealy

  21. Nice to meet you. You have accomplished very much, and I commend you for your services helping people. We need more people to start looking out for others. There’s a lot of bad feeling out there, it’s an us against them mentality and I don’t know how to stop it. We have to live and work together, better yet, love one another.

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